Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 01 August 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Boux Avenue expansion accelerates with first airport store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Fast-growing British lingerie retailer Boux Avenue is poised to open its first airport store next week in Departures at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Dreamstore 2014: How the brands rate the world's top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. DFS, Nuance, Dubai Duty Free, King Power (Thailand) and Schiphol Airport Retail earned the major plaudits in this year's 'Dreamstore' survey conducted by The Moodie Report.

Healthy commercial growth buoys Malaysia Airports in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports' non-aeronautical revenue grew by +7.2% for the six months ended 30 June 2014, driven by higher commercial and retail revenue.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UK revenues showed a solid performance even with the strong appreciation of the Pound Sterling. Sales in Spanish airports reported growth despite a weak performance in Madrid. EBITDA was hit by higher rents paid for new contracts in Spain and Germany, and by the dilutive effect of the newly integrated US retail business.

Aéroports de Paris retail revenue shows solid increase in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris retail revenue rose by +3% in first-half 2014, with duty paid activities and new shops in Terminal 2F making a strong contribution.

Areas opens four new F&B outlets at Porto after striking new deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

PORTUGAL. Leading food & beverage company Areas has opened four new outlets at Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport after striking a fresh six-year deal.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Delhi Duty Free named ‘Super Star of the Year’ at GMR-IGI Airport Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free Services has won the ‘Super Star of the Year’ award at the GMR-IGI (Indira Gandhi International) Airport Business Partner Awards 2014.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Furla opens corner at Duty Free City's new U.S.-Mexico border store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

Furla has unveiled a 15sq m personalised corner in the new 14,000sq ft Duty Free City border store which opened in San Ysidro earlier this week.

Isetan Mitsukoshi, JATCo and Narita Airport confirm downtown duty free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

JAPAN. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Narita International Airport Corporation and JATCo have confirmed a deal to open a downtown duty free operation in Tokyo.

Network Rail reveals brand line-up for Birmingham New Street project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

UK. Network Rail has revealed details of a major project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station, including new brands that will feature at the location.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Lotte’s grand ambition on display at Guam opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we publish the first trade interview with new Lotte Duty Free CEO Hong-Kyun Lee, as the retailer officially opens its new operation in Guam.

Dufry accelerates organic growth as turnover rises +6.7% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The retailer posts a solid sales rise for the first half, driven by organic growth, including the opening of 16,200sq m of retail space in the period.

Helsinki Airport to track passenger flows with new technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

FINLAND. The technology will allow both the airport and its concessionaires to optimise their offer by providing pinpoint passenger flow data.

Isetan Mitsukoshi considers first duty free store in downtown Tokyo

Source: Nikkei; The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

JAPAN. The department store retailer has confirmed that it is considering opening a duty free store but has made no firm plans at this stage.

Luton Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. London Luton Airport is seeking Expressions of Interest for its duty free contract, currently operated by Aelia. The concession begins in October 2015.

New USA border operation Duty Free City opens for business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

USA. Duty Free City opened its flagship store at San Ysidro on the USA-Mexico border this week. The company has plans for 25 stores in the years ahead.

Plaza Premium set to open first European lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge launches its first European operation at London Heathrow Terminal 2 this week, with two more outlets to follow at the UK hub.

Puig cultivates Prada Candy Florale fragrance at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The Prada Candy Florale fragrance business is blooming at Heathrow T5, thanks to a promotion in partnership with World Duty Free Group.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

Bacardi and DFS team up in 42 Below travel retail drive at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered DFS in a three-month promotion for 42 Below vodka at Auckland Airport as part of their ‘Cocktails of the World’ joint initiative.

Brazil border law an important step for Latin America, says ASUTIL

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL President Enrique Urioste has welcomed the move by Latin America’s biggest market to regulate border duty free.

Concourse Display Management assists Dufry in Brazil stores project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

BRAZIL. The project management company is helping the retailer to renovate ten stores at São Paulo Guarulhos and Rio de Janeiro Galeão airports.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Brazil set to halve land border duty free shopping allowance from 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report, R7 Noticias - 28/07/14

BRAZIL. Border retailers get a short reprieve from a shock halving of the duty free allowance to US$150. July 1 2015 now shapes as the unwelcome deadline.

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

Excess Baggage extends retail and services offer at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

UK. The retailer and luggage services provider has opened three new spaces deploying new technology and branding at Heathrow terminals 2 and 3.

Kreol Travel Retail calls for US$1,000 Indian inbound duty free allowance limit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

INDIA. Kreol Travel Retail CEO A.S. Lal has called on Indian authorities to further raise the inbound duty free allowance for returning residents to US$1,000.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14


SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Giorgio Armani harnesses digital delights for Acqua di Giò

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

In June Giorgio Armani promoted its Acqua di Giò and Acqua di Gioia fragrances in selected European airports with two innovative digital events.

Nuance completes acquisition of Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has completed the acquisition of the outstanding 50% stockholding in its former joint ventures in Asia.

Sales rise but weak Yen and heavy investment costs hit DFS profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, posted a -3% fall in profits for the first half of 2014 to €398 million.

Shilla turns in stellar Q2 results as Chinese boom continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report; KB Daewoo Securities - 25/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla, parent company of The Shilla Duty Free, turns in a fine 2Q performance amid a sustained rise in Chinese tourism and travel shopping.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A new luxury landmark at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week our digital magazine stops in Spain, where Aelia Retail España has opened the biggest luxury fashion area in a European airport.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Lotte Duty Free opens stylish duty free & travel retail offer in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled its new retail offer at A.B. Won Pat International Airport, highlighted by a vibrant Sense of Place concept.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Bentley Tobacco expands into UAE with Al Maktoum International launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Following its launch in Asia, Bentley Tobacco continues its global expansion, this time in the UAE with Dubai Duty Free at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Lifetrons launches in Australian duty free with LS travel retail Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company’s products will now be available in seven of LS travel retail Pacific's duty free shops across five Australian airports.

Top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent annual turnover.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.